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Striking Pictures From Today's Pro-Palestine Protest In Paris

Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters in France clashed with police at a rally against Israel's action in Gaza on Saturday.

Posted on July 19, 2014, at 3:57 p.m. ET

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On Saturday there was a huge pro-Palestine protest in France, even though it was originally banned by police.

Pro-Palestine protests & marches are now illegal in France, but that didn't stop 1000s from marching in Paris today.

Matthew Vickery@MMVickery

Pro-Palestine protests & marches are now illegal in France, but that didn't stop 1000s from marching in Paris today.

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Pro-Palestinian protesters face police during a demonstration against violence in the Gaza strip.
Philippe Wojazer / Reuters

Pro-Palestinian protesters face police during a demonstration against violence in the Gaza strip.

Pro-Palestinian protesters burn an Israeli flag in Paris on July 19.
Philippe Wojazer / Reuters

Pro-Palestinian protesters burn an Israeli flag in Paris on July 19.

The riot quickly escalated as protesters threw stones, metal bars, and bottles at police, who responded to the violence with tear gas.

Pro-Palestinian protesters throw metal bars toward police.
Philippe Wojazer / Reuters

Pro-Palestinian protesters throw metal bars toward police.

A ban was put on pro-Palestine protests last week, after demonstrators tried to storm two synagogues during a recent protest, the BBC reports.

A pro-Palestinian protester throws a bottle at police during a demonstration against violence in the Gaza strip.
Philippe Wojazer / Reuters

A pro-Palestinian protester throws a bottle at police during a demonstration against violence in the Gaza strip.

On Thursday, Israel began ground operations in Gaza, following air strikes that failed to stop rockets fired by Hamas.

Israel has said its ground invasion is necessary to "target a network of Hamas tunnels."

Pro-Palestinian protesters run as police charge at them.
Philippe Wojazer / Reuters

Pro-Palestinian protesters run as police charge at them.

Pro-Palestinian protesters face police during the demonstration.
Philippe Wojazer / Reuters

Pro-Palestinian protesters face police during the demonstration.

Pro-Palestinian protesters face police during a demonstration against violence in the Gaza strip.
Philippe Wojazer / Reuters

Pro-Palestinian protesters face police during a demonstration against violence in the Gaza strip.

Pro-Palestinian protesters were sprayed with tear gas.

Philippe Wojazer / Reuters
A pro-Palestinian protester throws a projectile to police
Philippe Wojazer / Reuters

A pro-Palestinian protester throws a projectile to police

Philippe Laurenson / Reuters

Since July 8, more than 330 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces. Within the same frame, two Israeli civilians and three Israeli soldiers have died in attacks.

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Paris.
AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Paris.

Pro-Palestinian protesters react during a demonstration against violence in the Gaza strip.
Philippe Wojazer / Reuters

Pro-Palestinian protesters react during a demonstration against violence in the Gaza strip.

Tensions between Jewish and Muslim populations in France have reached their highest level in years, the Associated Press reports.

A pro-Palestinian protester throws a projectile
Philippe Wojazer / Reuters

A pro-Palestinian protester throws a projectile

Pro-Palestinian protesters throw projectiles
Philippe Wojazer / Reuters

Pro-Palestinian protesters throw projectiles

AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere